THE HIJACKERS OF HARVARD: A NAME AND ADDRESSThe earth is not dying. It is being killed, and the people killing it have names and addresses. --Utah Phillips
By Catherine Austin Fitts
Smug Pug The Cancer Man
Every trucker and teacher in my West Tennessee home of Hickory Valley knows that Mr. Winokur's whining is yah-yah.
We are paying $150,000 a year to our Congressman and two Senators to help Mr. Winokur and his pals steal from us. Congress is stalling for time. While Mr. Winokur and his pals dish out "yah-yah" their colleagues shred documents, transfer assets and stolen cash gets tucked away.
As an Assistant Secretary in the first Bush Administration, I cleaned up the Iran Contra financial fraud known as the S&L crisis and the HUD scandal. That was another very expensive stink engineered between Houston and Wall Street banks, just like Enron.
Later as the head of my own private investment bank, I helped clean up the BCCI stealing. With many years experience dealing with high stakes stealing, rest assured you can trust your intuition --- Congress and the Department of Justice has taken the art of cover up and providing air cover to white collar criminals to new heights of mendacity.
Did your Congressional representatives and Attorney General press for seizures of records and cash for the last few months while the money was getting away? No siree!
While Mr. Winokur was spinning his yah-yah, the Wall Street law firms of Sullivan & Cromwell and Covington & Burling were quietly closing the transfer of the Enron Online trading operation to UBS, one of the largest Swiss banks. While Mr. Winokur's whining distracted us through C-SPAN, Wall Street got safely away with the family jewels and dirty laundry.
Not a word did we hear on Thursday about getting back cash or holding up any transfers to a Swiss bank until we are sure we have the investigatory control necessary to protect our interests.
Everyone here in Tennessee knows the expression "Possession is 99% of the law." The real deal is that the Swiss now have possession.
Us folks here in West Tennessee are busy. As I drive all over the country, folks say the same thing wherever I go. We are pressed for time. Somebody has to do the real work while our leaders are preoccupied with stealing our money and keeping us in the dark.
We have more important things to do then to spend hours listening to yah-yah constructed by a team of fancy lawyers whose core competency is lying for money. To buy groceries and health care insurance we need cash. That takes a lot of time if you do it with honest work.
To help my fellow citizens hold Mr. Winokur and our representatives accountable, I drafted a list of follow up questions for Mr. Winokur. I have sent them to him at his last posted e-mail address.
As I finished the questions an e-mail came in from the Chief Information Officer of the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding a prior inquiry I made regarding DynCorp's management of sensitive information systems at the SEC.
Winokur's firm is the lead investor in DynCorp and he is on the DynCorp board. Mr. Winokur's involvement in DynCorp as well as his leadership of the largest private endowment investors in the country, the Harvard Endowment, are integral to his role in the Enron affair and his ability to ensure that no Congressman dare cross him and his pals.
For a copy of the SEC's letter to me, my response to the SEC see… Sludge Report #123 – You Can’t Touch Pug Winokur
My prayer is that these materials will be useful to exercising your responsibility as a citizen, or as a shareholder or constituent in any of the organisations and companies in which Mr. Winokur has power and influence to manage resources on your behalf.
Now it’s your turn. Do your duty.
HERBERT S. (PUG) WINOKUR, CHAIRMAN OF ENRON FINANCE & DYNCORP COMPENSATION COMMITTEES & MEMBER, HARVARD CORPORATION AND HARVARD MANAGEMENT
30 East Elm Street
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830 http://www.capricornholdings.com
February 8, 2002
Mr. Herbert S. ("Pug") Winokur Chairman, Finance Committee, Enron in response to his Congressional testimony today:
Today in testimony you said that the Enron bankruptcy was a result of Enron management, their auditor Arthur Andersen and outside general counsel Vinson Elkins misleading you and the other directors and not doing their job properly.
Can you explain:
1. Why your company DynCorp uses Arthur Andersen as it auditor? I am assuming that you as a lead investor and member of the DynCorp board would not jeopardize your investment and shareholder's investment by retaining an auditor who had misled you and a board in a manner that would lead to such a collapse.
2. Why as a member of Harvard Corporation's board would you have less foresight than your largest money manager Highfields Capital as well as your fellow board members who had the foresight to make substantial profits from selling or shorting Enron stock while you and your board members were in this state of "unaware" you so well described? How is that Highfields had access to this information and you did not?
3. As a member of Harvard Corporation's board and a GP of Capricorn Holding's partnerships, are you taking the appropriate action to have Vinson & Elkins and Arthur Andersen removed from any relationship or work for any of the investments of these entities? Under the laws governing your responsibilities, what is the liability to you and your fellow fiduciaries of permitting these firms to continue if --as you say -- they are responsible for causing the biggest bankruptcy in history and doing so by helping management mislead their own board.
4. Is the timing of the Power's report of the Enron board special committee and your testimony after Arthur Andersen and Enron documents have been shredded and Enron Online (the Enron group with all the large mysterious trading with Citigroup, JP Morgan-Chase, UBS, DeutscheBank and the other large banks active with Enron in the offshore derivative and gold markets) transferred more than coincidental?
5. Given the performance of Enron's auditor Arthur Andersen, do you believe that the federal government should continue to outsource large amounts of its most sensitive information systems, procurement and accounting and payments systems and/or advisory work related to same to Arthur Andersen? What about other auditors who have participated in significant restatements of earnings and who have significant corporate relationships with companies that can benefit from access to sensitive government information or trading on inside information?
6. Do you believe that it is a conflict of interest for your company DynCorp to manage many of the information systems for the people working on criminal and civil investigations (Department of Justice, SEC and FBI) of you and your colleague's role in Enron fraud and shredding of documents/obstruction of justice as well as fraud and obstruction of justice by Enron's auditor Arthur Andersen and attorneys Vinson & Elkins?
7. Would you care to comment on why the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Department of Defense (DOD) and some of the other federal agencies for which your company DynCorp manages highly sensitive information systems are reported to be missing so much money; over $3 trillion since fall of 1997? Do you have any idea where that money is or if it was laundered out of the country into offshore accounts? As a highly experienced financial fiduciary with intimate knowledge of the federal information systems as the former Chairman and current board member of DynCorp, perhaps you could illuminate for us some of the ways that this much money could be fraudulently moved out of the bank accounts held by the NY Fed and its members as depository and trustee for the US Treasury and federal agencies and moved off shore through thousands of off shore subsidiaries and special purpose entities?
8. In light of the fact that the federal government is paying millions to have private contractors manage their accounting and information systems, yet those systems never seem to work and now trillions are missing, would you care to comment as to whether outsourcing our governments financial systems to private contractors whose investors profit from the same or other companies selling good and services to these same agencies makes sense?
9. As chairman of the Enron finance committee and a member of the executive committee are you responsible to ensure that the board hires and retains management, auditors and attorneys who do not mislead the board or others? If that is not your responsibility, whose responsibility is it?
10. Under the standards of sound fiduciary management, you as board member and chair of the Finance Committee are responsible to ensure that the company's finances are properly managed. If you are someone who is so easily misled by management, attorneys and auditors do you consider yourself competent to serve on any boards of directors of organizations with large financial and resource responsibilities? Based on the results to shareholders, creditors and taxpayers, do you draw any connection between the performance of Enron or government agencies such as DOD and HUD losing billions of other people's money and your performance as board member or contractor?
10. Do you believe that Enron should continue to serve as a government contractor when its management, auditors and lawyers are people who you believe would mislead their own board?
(EMAIL TO PUG WINOKUR)
n: February 8, 2002 8:08pm EST
I have posted the following questions to the Solari Action Network as a suggested follow up to your Congressional testimony.
I would welcome the opportunity to circulate your reply.
Catherine Austin Fitts
Report to Solari Action Network of February 8
Questions for Winokur)
THE HARVARD MILITIA TO THE RESCUE
To read Harvard Watch's excellent report, "Trading Truth at Harvard: A Report on Harvard's Enron Entanglements, " covering (i) Enron and Mr. Winokur's use of Harvard's Kennedy and Business Schools to influence government policy on outsourcing of defense functions to private contractors and energy deregulation, (ii) Highfields Capital's profits on Enron short selling and (iii) various relations between Harvard and Enron, see:
To support their excellent recommendations, call or write
President Harvard College
- Mr. Summers is also named in the GATA lawsuit in his capacity as Secretary of the Treasury during the Clinton Administration.
- From 1992 through 2000, the Harvard Endowment rose from approximately $4 billion to $19 billion.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Catherine Austin Fitts is a former managing director and member of the board of directors of Dillon Read & Co, Inc, a former Assistant Secretary of Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner in the first Bush Administration, and President of The Hamilton Securities Group, Inc. She is the President of Solari, Inc, an investment advisory firm. Solari provides risk management services to investors through Sanders Research Associates in London.